Series: Let's Talk

Let's Talk series logoDo the issues that divide us seem impossible to address? Are the challenges confronting us and our communities overwhelming? Let's Talk.

About the series

Join Wright Library for Let's Talk, an event series based on the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities campaign that promotes in-depth conversation, intentional community, respect, active listening, and problem-solving among neighbors. 

Learn more about Wright Library's Conversations about Race or how to hold your own conversations with family, friends, and neighbors using guides

Contact us to be added to an email list for upcoming Let's Talk events. 

Upcoming events

Braver Angels Red-Blue Workshop

Saturday October 7, 2023 - Register>>

This is an all-day in-person workshop sponsored by the Oakwood Inclusion Coalition and presented by Braver Angels, a citizens' organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America. This intensive workshop brings together, equal numbers of Red (conservative or Republican-leaning) and Blue (liberal or Democrat-leaning) participants for moderated activities and structured discussions that reduce stereotyped thinking, clarify disagreements, build relationships, and find common ground.

Transgender Awareness Book Discussion

Thursday November 16, 2023

As part of Transgender Awareness Week, join Wright Library to discuss Jennifer Finney Boylan’s memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders.

Past Events


  • Curious Conversations with Braver Angels, March 18, 2023


  • Mapping Equity in Dayton, Traveling Exhibit and Programs, Sept 1-29, 2022



  • 2020 Election - Concerns and Aspirations, Wednesday October 21, 2020 
  • Virtual Antiracism Conversation- Slavery and its Consequences, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 
  • Virtual Antiracism Conversation - Understanding Whiteness; with SURJ-OH Wednesday, July 15, 2020 
  • Virtual Antiracism Conversation - Spotlight on the Moment; with SURJ-OH Tuesday June 23, 2020 
  • people listen attentively to a presenterBarriers to Voting, with Dianne Herman of the League of Women Voters - Thursday, June 4, 2020
  • Anti-racism Book Discussion, How To Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi- Sunday May 3, 2020 
  • Earth Day, film discussion - Wednesday April 22, 2020
  • Racial Wealth Gap Simulation with Hall Hunger Initiative Saturday February 22, 2020


  • 2nd Amendment - Saturday November 2, 2019 
  • Mass Shootings - Saturday October 19, 2019 
  • Sworn Again America Ceremony - Saturday June 15, 2019
  • American Creed Conversation at Wright Library - Saturday May 11, 2019
  • Film Screening & Conversation: American Creed - Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Anti-racism Book Discussion: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo- Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Islamophobia and Racism Town Hall - Saturday, February 16, 2019  

racially diverse adults sit together at meeting room tables in the library


  • Families and the Political Divide - Saturday, December 1, 2018 
  • Let's Talk: Our Voting System  - Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • White Privilege - Saturday, October 6, 2018 
  • Technology in Our Lives - Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • America We Want to Be - Monday, July 16 & Wednesday, July 18, 2018 

a group of adults participate in a discussion

a young black woman speaks as older white women listen in front of a sunlit library window

people laugh and interact in the library meeting room

Wright Library offers opportunities for education and discussion on race and other divisive and political issues in our world. The library does not endorse any political party or candidate, or their political position. The opinions of attendees and speakers are their own, and do not represent the library.

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